Animal Health Technician
Req ID #: 216529
Fleurimont, Quebec, CAN
What you’ll do
In Vivo Technician– Toxicology
As an In Vivo Technician for our Toxicology team in Sherbrooke, you will be responsible is responsible for ensuring the welfare of the animals and the integrity of our pre-clinical studies.
In this role, primary responsibilities include:
⦁ Perform technical tasks (administration of test drugs, blood sampling, etc.)
⦁ Observe animals and collect data from our studies (Bodyweight, food consumption, etc...)
⦁ Maintain the living conditions of the animals according to the highest standards of well-being in the industry (Handling animals and cleaning of rooms).
What you’ll need
If you possess the following qualifications, we will train you in the rest:
⦁ College Diploma in Animal Health, in Environmental and Wildlife management or in Biotechnology or bachelor’s degree in Biology or any related Animal Science discipline. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
⦁ Understanding of written English.
⦁ Good observation skills.
⦁ Being able to work physically (lift up to 20 kg, walk, stand, stoop, etc.).
Please note that upon being hired, you will have to undergo an annual tuberculosis test at the expense of the company.
Role Specific Information:
⦁ Location: easily accessible using Sherbrooke’s public transit system. Free parking. Electric vehicle charging station.
⦁ Pay: Starting at 22.50$/hrs. Opportunity to start at higher level and higher salary with specific research experience. Based on performance, salary could increase to $24/hrs in 1 year.
⦁ Schedule: Full time, permanent position (37.5 hours/week), depending on the needs, you may have to do overtime. Weekend work (rotation) and bonus ($2.75/hour).
Why Charles River?
⦁ 3 weeks’ vacation & Personal days.
⦁ Competitive benefits as of the hiring. We pay up to 85% of premiums (health & dental coverage).
⦁ Access to a savings and retirement program that includes an employer contribution.
⦁ Excellent welcome program for new employees as well as in-house advancement and career development opportunities.
⦁ Access to a doctor and various health professionals (telemedicine).
⦁ Free gym on site.
If you want to contribute to the wellbeing of our communities across the country and around the world, join our team! IT’S YOUR MOMENT!
What you get
- Mental/Dental/Vision Plans
- TFSA and RRSP Contribution Match
- Life & Disability Insurance
- Vacation & Sick/Personal day policy
Value Added Programs
- Vacation and Holiday
- Employee discount program
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee & Family Assistance Program
- Wellness Programs
- Paid Volunteer Time Off
- Parental Leave
- Annual bonus based on performance
- Free telemedicine app for employees and their family
About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage Contact Research Organization (CRO). Here, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people's lives. With 100 sites around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our clients' unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.Learn More